How to treat knee injury causing weak knee ligaments?
The first step to addressing weak knee ligaments following injury is by supporting the ligaments to prevent further damage to the joint. I would recommend bracing that knee using a knee brace or ace bandage. Using crutches, cane or a walker to unload the knee is a good idea to reduce further loading and stress on the joint. Getting pressure off the joint will help it heal faster. Work on full maintaining knee range of motion using non-weight bearing exercises.
Massage with warm sesame oil to strengthen the body and promote circulation and lymphatic flow. Can also heat some dry ginger + ajwain (wild celery seeds) + Saindava Namak (mineral salt) in 1/2 part Sesame Oil + 1/2 part Castor oil and massage affected/injure parts with this herbal oil preparation.
Use warm compress or heat on the injured knee after massaging to promote circulation for healing and facilitate removal of post injury metabolites. Will also help with stiffness and pain.
Ayurvedic herbal compounds with Guggulu, Shilajeet, Ashwagandha, Musta, Bala, Triphala can be very helpful for helping heal, strengthen the musculo-skeletal, nervous and digestive systems. In addition these herbs will help all systems of the body needed for optimal health.
For more information on recovering from knee injuries follow the guidelines in our Build Better Knees Recovery Kit.
*This information is for education purposes only. Please consult your Physician, Physical Therapist or Wellness Practitioner before starting any rehabilitation, wellness or fitness program. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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